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Organization Contact Information

Name: Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS -Uganda)
Street 1: Plot 351A Balintuma Road,Namirembe
Street 2:
City: Kampala
Province:
Post Code: 256
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256414270970
Email: info@heps.or.ug
Web Site: http://www.heps.or.ug

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Prima
Last Name: Kazoora
Title: Program Officer
Email: pmkazoora@gmail.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Rosette
Last Name: Mutambi
Title: Executive director
Email: rosettem@heps.or.ug
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
HEPS -Uganda is health rights promoting civil society organisation that focuses on increasing awareness on health rights and responsibilities with a special focus on access to essential medicines for the poor and vulnerable in Uganda.This is done through research, community empowerment and advocacy at district and national levels. HEPS-Uganda is interested in TB because its one of the leading causes of death among Ugandans,there is lack of awareness about the disease and there is need for treatment adherence to avoid MDR- TB.HEPS is a member of the Uganda Stop TB Partnership and is working on increasing community awareness on TB,advocating for increased access to TB treatment and putting TB on the agenda of policy makers.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Uganda
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
HEPS-Uganda monitors availability of essential medicines ( including TB drugs) in public health facilities and shares reports with NTLP as well social mobilisation of communities to increasingly identify TB suspects and refer them for tests and treatment.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Uganda

Specializations

Advocacy
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Unknown

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
none

Application date: May 6, 2009
Last updated: September 1, 2011